How to Dye Cushion Covers

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Changing the color of your cushion covers may seem insignificant, but it makes a dramatic impact by changing the overall color scheme or mood of a room. Dyeing cushion covers is quick, simple and cost-effective, saving you time and money.

Things You'll Need

  • Large pot
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • 2 oz. fabric dye
  • 1 oz. table salt
  • Rubber gloves
  • Long stick
  • Boil approximately five gallons of water in a large pot, and then transfer the boiling water to the bucket. Leave roughly 3 or 4 inches at the rim to accommodate the addition of color dyes as well as the cushion covers.

  • Incorporate the salt and the fabric dye into the boiling water. When choosing a dye color, it is best to work with a color that is darker than the cushion's current color. The salt is an important element of the dye mixture because it adheres to the dye and allows it to effectively color the fabric. Mix the solution with the long stick.

  • Place the cushion covers, one at a time, into the bucket to begin the dyeing process. Using the stick, stir it for around five minutes to ensure the dye is well incorporated.

  • Remove the cushion cover from the dye solution using thick rubber gloves to keep the hands dye-free, and rinse with water until it flows clear. Hang the cover outside to dry thoroughly in the sun. This allows the color to set. Keep in mind that when the dye dries, the color appears lighter on fabric than the actual dye color. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all cushion covers have been dyed.

  • Dispose of the dye solution by either dumping it in a stainless steel sink (so it doesn't stain) or outside.

  • Complete the process by washing and drying the cushion covers once more in the washer and dryer. This will extract any additional dye from the fabric so it won't bleed onto other fabrics.

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